Najee Artist Profile | AAE Music
Fee Range:$20,000 - $50,000
Availability:On tour

Najee Rasheed born in New York, NY is a Jazz/Smooth Jazz artist.He was a member of Chaka Khan's band in 1983, (The Ain't Nobody Tour). In addition to all the saxophones (Tenor, Alto and Soprano), Najee is an accomplished flutist.

He attended The New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. He is one of the first innovators of Urban Contemporary Jazz/Smooth Jazz, which grew in popularity throughout the 1990's to this day. His first 4 albums certified Gold by the RIAA.

He was nominated for a Grammy in 1988 for "Najee's Theme". He won the Soul Train Music Awards in 1993 and 1995 for best Jazz Artist. Most recent awards include The NAACP Image Awards 2006 and the 2008 Trumpet Awards.

Najee has performed and recorded with other artists, including singers Freddie Jackson, Will Downing, Phil Perry, Prince, Patti Labelle, Phyllis Hyman, and Jeffrey Osborne. He has recorded and performed with instrumentalists Marcus Miller, Herbie Hancock, Stanley Clarke, Larry Carlton, Billy Cobham, Charles Earland, Paul Jackson Jr.

and George Duke. In 1998 He recorded a tribute album in honor of Stevie Wonder, featuring covers of songs from Wonder's 1976 album, Songs in the Key of Life. He also played and toured with Prince from 2001 to 2003 and recorded The "Rainbow Children" CD and is featured on the "One Night Alone" (Live)CD.

His greatest-hits album, The Best of Najee, was released in 1998.


Najee performs jazz, contemporary jazz, soul music and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, or other music performances. The estimated booking fee range to book Najee for your event is $20,000 - $50,000. Najee has more than 83.8K listeners worldwide and really knows how to entertain your audience. Similar artists are  Kim Waters, Gerald Albright, Norman Brown, Walter Beasley, Warren Hill, Kirk Whalum, Marion Meadows, Richard Elliot, Nelson Rangell, Euge Groove, Boney James, Everette Harp, Rick Braun, Nick Colionne, Michael Lington, Jeff Kashiwa . Contact AAE Music agency for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Najee for an upcoming event.

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